McConnell Shreds Obama “To-Do” List

In a Senate floor speech Thursday, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell lectured President Obama for pushing a “to-do” list on Congress. Earlier this week, Mr. Obama delivered a speech unveiling a five-point package of previously announced proposals as unfinished business for lawmakers to accomplish. Among the president’s measures are mortgage relief for homeowners, clean energy manufacturing […]

Fairness Director Praises Obama Endorsing Gay Marriage

The Louisville Fairness Campaign is praising President Obama for coming out in support of gay marriage on Wednesday in an interview with ABC News. The president said after personally wrestling with the issue and it was important he affirm that he supports gay couples being legally recognized under marriage laws. Earlier this week, Vice President […]

Donnelly Comes Out Swinging Against Mourdock

One day after the Indiana primary, Democratic Senate candidate Joe Donnelly has begun his campaign against Republican Richard Mourdock. Mourdock thumped longtime Sen. Dick Lugar Tuesday in a 20-point blowout that has received national attention for retiring a lawmaker considered a bipartisan statesman. But Democrats are confident that Mourdock’s conservative primary campaign will make him […]

Yoder Will Face Young for Ninth Congressional District Seat

Democrat Shelli Yoder will face Republican Congressman Todd Young in the general election for Indiana’s Ninth Congressional District seat. The 43-year-old Yoder is a first-time candidate, who works a professional development director at Indiana University’s business school. She won the five-way primary race with 46 percent of the vote and beat notable opponents, such as […]

Coats Congratulates Mourdock, Thanks Lugar for Service

In a statement, U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-In., congratulated Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock in his blowout victory over incumbent Dick Lugar in the GOP primary. The state treasurer defeated the six-term Senator by a 20-point margin and ended one of the largest Senate careers. Backed by the Tea Party, Mourdock’s victory is being seen […]

Mourdock Wins Indiana Senate Primary

Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock has defeated longtime incumbent Dick Lugar in the Republican Senate primary, according to NBC News. The political obituary of Lugar began at home. From National Journal: Sixteen months ago, a collection of tea party organizers met in the city of Tipton. Their goal was to address flaws in the movement […]

Live Blog of Indiana Senate Primary

The polls have closed in most the state and awaiting the results between Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock longtime incumbent Dick Lugar in the primary. Because Indiana is mostly in the Eastern Time Zone save a few counties around Evansville and Gary, projections aren’t expected to come in until another hour. Several Tea Party activists […]

Mourdock Pledges to Stand Up Against McConnell

Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock has pledged to join a group of conservatives to either overthrow or challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., if he wins in November. The Indiana state treasurer is backed by the tea party and is challenging six-term incumbent Dick Lugar in today’s closely watched GOP primary. Political observers expect […]

Fischer Wants to Ban Encampments in Small Public Parks

Citing damage caused by the Occupy Louisville protest, Mayor Greg Fischer has proposed an ordinance that would forbid residents from camping out in small public parks overnight. Six months ago, local activists affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement began demonstrating at the Belvedere and Jefferson Square Park in downtown. But in December, Metro Government […]